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Voting Research Assistance for you!

Cindy C.
ccarriger
Group Organizer
North Richland Hills, TX
I spent several hours trying to do candidate research, so I could know for myself, as well as help 912 HEB-NRH Tea Party members with doing their research for the candidates on their ballot.  I know some of you will have already voted, but for those of you who haven't, THIS IS FOR YOU! It seems that I could not find some of the resources I found around the primary, but I did find some I hope will be helpful if you will take a few minutes to research those who are on the ballot that you are not familiar with.

There is one race for Tarrant County that I can't suggest voting for the incumbent Rino Republican; Gary Fickes.  Check these articles out: (check out the top 2 articles)  http://www.dfwvoter.com/category/county-elections/­ The other reason I am not interested in voting for Fickes is he is looking to push bringing more EXPENSIVE rail to Tarrant Co. which I am strongly against.  I feel that is bringing us backwards in time, and taking our tax money to promote a boondoggle. That leaves the Democrat in the race, Norm Lyons.  And, surprisingly, he has support from a few conservative friends of mine.  He seems, for this race to be the better candidate.

 

Helpful links for voting information:

Find your specific ballot if you are registered in Tarrant County: https://voterlookup.tarrantcounty.com/­

That link (above) should also link you to your polling place.  (at times they change, so chk closer to Tuesday Nov. 6th.)  Also, it probably won't have the early polling, but not sure.

 

Candidate Research

Just putting their name and office into a search engine will get you some good results.  This might also take you to sites that you can research other candidates on as well.  That is how I found some of the websites below.

follow the money website: http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=135222­

ivoter guide (Eagle Forum, I think they combined with Liberty Institute)- https://ivoterguide.com/?partner=txef&type=s­

Fed. races financial contributions http://www.opensecrets.org/states/cands.php?cycle=2012&state=TX­

Good comparison website for candidates (link is to one of the candidates for State Supreme Court: http://votesmart.org/candidate/59084/nathan-hecht?categoryId=38#.UI3VkMXBg8U­

Contribution REports for Texas (good info, website format a bit cumbersome, but helpful)- http://www.ethics.state.tx.us/dfs/c_elists.htm­

State WEbsite, General Texas voters information (including results when time comes) http://www.sos.state.tx.us/index.html­

Congressional Scorecard (not necessarily just those up for election, but all of the US Congress and Senate)http://www.lcaction.cc/1665/offer.asp?Ref_ID=17997&CID=665&RID=37349812­ They also have voter guides for Battleground States!

League of Women Voters- somewhat helpful (although not a conservative group), they do have answers from some of the candidates to questionnaires that can be somewhat helpful, especially if that is all you have been able to find on a particular candidate. Put your address here for your ballot selections, simple! http://www.vote411.org/­

 

Sorry this message did not come any earlier-I have had to spend time with a hospitalized family member, as well as a busy time for my business.  Just for reasons like this needing to be done sooner, I am looking for a willing assistant or two to help get things together for our group.  If you'd like to volunteer a bit of your time for various research or similar tasks, please reply back and we can discuss options!
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